Posts filed under: Books

Key take aways from The Principles of Product Development Flow

Recently I finally read one of the most important books regarding product development and economics The principles of product development flow by Donald G. Reinertsen. I can highly recommend reading that book as it explains the fundamentals of economics for...
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The primes – how any group can solve any problem – book teaser

Recently I read the book The primes – How any group can solve any problem by Chris McGoff. I discovered a rich set of patterns that one has to consider when working with/leading groups and I think it really moves leadership to the next...
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11 books next on your reading list? About simplicity, major change, trust and speed

Just finished 11 interesting books and would like to provide you some inspiration to maybe add it to your reading list too. TL;DR Radical Focus by Christina R. Wodtke Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap by Roman Pichler – and please consider my summary...
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Learnings from Leading the Transformation – Applying Agile and DevOps principles at scale

Recently I read the interesting book – Leading the transformation – applying agile and DevOps principles at scale by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser. With this post I’ll summarize my insights and hope to inspire you to add it to...
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Swarm stupidity – why you should urgently reconsider your teams, meetings and working environment – part one

Swarm stupidity – what a brilliant book by Gunter Dueck, showing why groups/teams in companies often fail at finding intelligent solutions. For me an eye opener to start having a deeper look behind teams and groups and their environment –...
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12 next books for your reading list? About complexity, coaching, teams, leadership and modern agility

Lets update the reading list. This time with great books about complexity, teams, coaching and leadership. TL;DR Complexity Organize for complexity by Niels Pflaeging  (german version is Organisation für Komplexität) Komplexithoden (Complexitools – Tools to be used in complex environments) by Niels...
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Read the brilliant #NoEstimates book by Vasco Duarte – a must for being up to date regarding agility

Source:http://noestimatesbook.com/ This week I read Vasco Duarte’s brilliant new book about #NoEstimates and I just have to write a post advertising it. Finally there is a ground setting summary about the #NoEstimates movement and I can highly recommend reading it. For...
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5 must read books for agile coaches + 7 next books on my reading list

With this post I’ll share some of my recently read books, link to some of my summaries and provide an overview on upcoming ones. Maybe you can add your current favorites to help me discovering and filling my reading queue...
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Learn how to read 48 books in one month + additional 14 book summaries for free

Agile is about being fast and flexible. I love reading books about AGILE and surrounding topics (motivation, management, happiness, nature,…) but always struggled reading a lot of text and having the need to condense relevant information afterwards. I guess you...
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Recently read books – some recommendations (Flow, ScrumBan, Networking, Unconferences, Bonus)

It has been quite for some time now on my blog. Sorry for letting you wait – but I needed some break to collect new ideas and process all the impressions I got from the conferences, books and activities in...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW7+8+9/2013 (Personal Kanban, Management 3.0, Metrics, Employee handbook)

Background This time you’ll find inspiring input on designing an employeer handbook, how to organize yourself by considering Henrik Kniberg’s presentation, some input for hiring and more about using agile metrics. An Appropriate Use of Metrics (Blog Post by Martin...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW05+06/2013 (Productivity, Teams, Responsibilities)

  Background The past 2 weeks were a bit busy with inspiring feedback talks and a nice workshop with Andre Häusling. Readings were about cross functional teams, problems with multitasking, human responsibilities, agile architecture and productivity. Readings Overview Cross functional...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW02-04/2013 (Career development, Stifle innovation, Comraderie, Motivate, Meeting killers)

  Background The past 3 weeks my readings followed the direction career path, innovation and motivation.  This time you’ll find a collection of nice and compact resources about leadership, agile carrer development, Love-Comraderie-Adventure and innovation. Readings Overview Lessons learned in...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW01/2013 (Agile Atlas, Team traps, Agile Guide as a subway plan, management secret)

  Background The first week in 2013 passed with interesting input regarding agile management. Through exploring I found a cool agile practice subway and stumbled upon an good talk about team traps by Esther Derby. Readings Overview Agile Atlas (Scrum...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW52/2012 (Way to Agile, Personal Development, Work Expo, Books)

  Background This week passed with some interesting sources about book recommendations for 2012 and the work expo by Jurgen Appelo, a nice daily update on Agile by Gil Broza.  Readings Overview 12 recommended books by Jurgen Appelo (Blog post...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW51/2012 (Metrics, Performance Appraisals, Software in 30 days)

  Background Again a week of learning and cross reading with the resulting hub connection. This weeks topics covered/started – performance appraisals, metrics – continued, productivity tools and Scrum input for the management.  Readings Overview Performance management for agile people...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW50/2012 (Metrics – Measure up, Pay for performance, Story Points)

  Background This week was full with readings in the direction metrics. As the year ends and performance reviews and setting new goals and objectives is knocking on the door – a lot of reading investment went in this direction. ...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW49/2012

  Background The last week passed with reading in various areas. I learned more about How to help Melly?, found an amazingly simple and nice summary of the Product Owner Role and scanned various cool games to play with your...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW48/2012

  Background This time you can follow my readings about agile metrics, the professional ladder (HR) and a nice input how to improve your way of doing code reviews. In the middle – find the relaxing moment 😉 Readings Overview...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW47/2012

  Background It’s time for the 2nd weekly Scrum reading post. This time around creativity, incentives, agility and decision helpers. Readings Overview How to build a high performance agile team (Blog post by Michael Lant) Agile Transition – What you...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW46/2012

Background See this kind of post as an experiment, how to best spread my favorite readings of Scrum related input and gain possible input for additional valuable sources from the agile community – meaning YOU. Along with this I’d like...
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Top Scrum books (Part II)

Nonviolent communication Marshall B. RosenbergArun GandhiVera F. BirkenbihlIngrid Holler;2007 For me one of the most impressive books about respectful communication and how to work with people.WATCH – FEEL – EXPRESS NEEDS – ASK   “WATCH – there are less things that...
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It started with reading … lets start the blog with my top Scrum books (Part I)

Drive Daniel H. Pink;2010 Learn what is motivation. What are differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how to foster growing motivation. Daniel H. Pink combines science background and stories about motivation in a nice to read way. How it...
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